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11. W. BALL, Editor.
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W. w. Ball,
LAUBEN8, S.C., SEPT. 20, 1000.
Thoro is nothing liko making lifo
sweet. There uro other thiugs be
sides succi ss to charm the day und
ioheer the night, it is reported that
thousands of letters nave reached Gov
ernor McSwoeney congratulating him
on his success. Bow pleasant this must
be. But Governor McSwoeney should
not keep all tiio joy to himsolf and
these letters should ho given to tho
Press and the many frionds of tho Gov
ornor permitted to sliaro in tho exhili
rating jubilations. They want to know
upon what points the Governor scored
his SUCO^SSful knook-OUt. Tho Gov
ernor put it oi. his admirable business
liko administration. Business is a
strong stroke- -nothing like keeping off
trouble und tho wolf from the door and
we are running successful State farms, a
good schedule in tho bar aud X X bev
erages and with our sinking fund care
fully laid up, wo aro building a now
Stato House. All is well. Ii the mean
while, those with a good balance at the
Hank buy their boverugos for "per
sonal use" at Atlanta, Augusta, New
York, North Carolina, Ohio and Paris.
Those aro not chemically pure, are
not analyzed by the chemists of tho
South Carolina College,presumptuously
poisonous, and theso recusants must
soon perish from tho face of tho earth.
The poor will indulge tho :'chemically
pure," their days, (pursuant to the
hopes of our Senior Senator) will be
lengthened out und thus wo will have
tho good Hook verified and "tho poor
with us always." in the meanwhile
according to two of tho distinguished
ex-aspirants, Charleston and Columbia
will be left to consume tho unanalyzed
poison without let or hindrance and
woo unto those good friends of tho
Governor. No wonder tho census for
Charleston is disappointing ? it is
alarming to think of tho outcome for
Columbia :iod till good Carolinians shud
der to think of tho Hir.IvSof MORTALITY
for theso cities for the uoxt two years
Modern civilization and coal must go
hand in hand. At this juncture over a
hundred thousand minors aro on a
Hlrike in the authracito region of
Pennsylvania and tho wheels of ma
chinery threatened with stoppage, and
thus the progress over the land. It
would seem to be a little thing, but
thoro are so many wheels within wheels
that thero is scarcely a soul but Is in
terested and concerned. It comes home
even to us who raise cotton and cotton
seed, and while operatives and their
families may become idle and sulTor,
oven tho humble "man of the hoo" Is
Interested that the thousands who go
down for the black diamonds into the
tho bowels of the earth may soon com
pound with th*- ir employers and get to
work. And so there is no knowing
what a day may bring forth and we are
not to know when we are doing well, Me.i
may bo contont when thoy cast about
and decide if they would swap condi
tions with the other 50 per cent around
When they laughed at Sir Jack Pal
staff ho complacently replied that, "ho
was not only witty in himself, but he
causo of wit being in other people."
Now an editor even of a modest hum
b'o weokly should say something every
wook, not only true in itself and useful
to its readers, but he should say some
thing to put Iiis readers to thinking. A
newspaper, if it fulfills its mission should
bo educational. And the reader and
tho editor need not always agree. The
Editor of The Advertiser tries hard
to givo its readers something to think
At the recent Wheat Convention at
Groonwood a Cotton Growers Protective
Association was formed with Hon. J. C.
Jff ilhorn. as President. Prom this (the
t,) tho following executive
appointed; J. D. M.
Mr. R. S. Cralg and family who have
boon spending t ho past summer months
with his sister, Mrs. Oscar Hunter,
passed through Laurens Wednesday
en-route to Clinton, where ho will
spend a few days with friends before
returning to Iiis homo in Jacksonville.
Tho Hon. Geo. E. Prince, of Atder
son, with Htovonson, of Chesterfield,
and Weston, of Richland, aro spoken of
as candidates for Speaker of tho State
House of Representatives,
Several Stato papers bespeak long
lifo aud specifically two years for Mc
Sweeney. What's tho mattor with
Col. Tillman in case of tho abduction of
Bryan's lotter of acceptance has ap
Laurens Comity Fair, Laurens. S. ('.
On account Laurens County Fair,tho
Charleston and Western Carolina Rail
way beg to on neu nee. that reduced rates
will be on sale from Greenwood,Green
vllle, Spartanburg and all interme
diate stations. Hate from Greenwood
?1.20, Greenvillo, $1.60, Spartanburg
Tickets on sale October 3rd, 4th and
5th, with final return limit October
/ W. J. Chaio,
General Passonger Agen*.
Tho J. W. Copoland Co. has moved
into its now building, which is ono of
the handsomost in this section of the
State. Tho postofflce bin ding will bo
ready for occupancy at an early date.
This will bo finished up with granite
and modern equipments.
A plan is on foot for securing water
works and oloctrlc lights for our little
city. Certainly tho time has como
when wo need thorn, and it is confi
dently expectod that in a short while,it,
will bo a roality.
Tho yarn mill being built by Mr. J.
S. Blalock atGoldvlllo, livo miles from
Clinton is rapidly going up. Mr. Bla
lock owns ono of tho two largest farms
in the State, and his cotton crop alono
would keep a small mill busy. His oil mill
and ginnery have already boon put Into
ope rut ion and with tho forty-flvo now
operative' houses going up now, Gold
vlllo will bo a suburb of Clinton of
which wo will bo proud.?Clinton cor.
A Night of Terror.
"Awful anxiety wan felt for the
widow of the bravo Gonoral Burnham,
of Meohias, Me., when tho doctors said
in could nut livo till morning" writes
frs. S. H. Lincoln, who attended her
it fearful night. "All thought she
jet soon die from Pneunomta, but
begged for Dr. King's Now Dia
sry, saying it had more than once
?r life, and oorcd her of Con
Alter three small doses
all night, and its fur
tely cured her." This
fiolne is guaranteed to
Cheat and Lung Dis
sents and $1.00. Trial
in renn Drug Co.
Bditor ok Advrrtisbr, sir:?
I want to ask a fow questions through
your paper, which I think will bo of
importance to tho public. We all want
to be law-abiding citi/.ons, so we must
know tho law by which to abide.
1st: Havo tho Trustees of a "chool
District the power to elect a toacher
over Ihe patrons of said District, re
gardless of I ho patrons choice?
'2nd: Does not the law requlro that
when Trustees are elected or appointed
that th?>y shall meot and eleet ono of
their number Chairman and ono Sec
retary in other words go into a regu
:id: Does not the law require that
when they want a teacher that the
Trustees shall call a meeting of the
/atronb of their district and elect a
teacher; also that tho Trustees aot as
managers of said election?
I would like to sec the mot impor
tant part of the school law relative to
patrons and trustees Pleano glvo us
as much light on tho above quostlons
as you will and oblige a subscriber.
My reasons for asking the above
questions are as follows: The Trustees
of our School District called a meeting
of a portion of the patrons of our
School District and one patron and
two trustees met. They did not hold
an election that day, but sont word to
a few more of the patrons that they,
tho Trustees, woro going to havo a
meeting the 4th day of 8optorabor for
the purpose of elocting a toaehor and
that if the Datrons did not come out
and elect a teacher, that they, the
trustees, were going to oloot a toacher.
So a few more patrons and all the
trustees wero out. i went also and
asked that tho election for teacher be
put off on tho ground that we had but
two applications bofore us and that
both of them wore ladies. Several of
the patrone objected to a lady teachor,
but one of tho triisteos road from his
record a little law, which ho said was
ono of tho last Acts of tho Legislature.
He read that the trustees had full
power, regardless of tho patrons to
elect oiid employ a teachor, and that if
tho patrons did not elect a teacher
now, that they, the trustoos, wore go
tng to olect at onco. I still objected
to going into an election that dav. I
then asked the question when they
wanted to open school. The under
standing was about the first of Novem
ber. I then asked to put off tho elec
tion for a short time and to advertise
for a male toacher, and then if we
could not get a male teacher, that I,
for ono, was willing for the said trust
ees to elect and omploy one of these
young ladles, but one of the trustees
would not hoar to putting It off.Ho said
that they intended to do what they did
that evening. So it was loft to a vote,
whether to go into an election that
evening or not. i was loft in tho min
ority. I said I objected to it, but if
tho majority wanted it, i would go with
the majority. So ono of tho trustees
said his daughter being an applicant
ho would not vote; (I think in such
case he would have to resign.) that he
would leave it with the patrons if they
wanted his daughter to teach they could
say so by their votes. So bo appointed
two of the patrons as managers. I
think there 9hould havo been three.
The voting was done by ballots. The,
two managers took up tho ballots,went'|
out of doors and counted the votes,
came back and declared one of tho
young ladles elected . They,the mana
gers then told how the vote stood; that
ono of tho young ladies received five
votes and the other received four votes.
There was nothing said before the bal
loting was dono as to how many votes
one or the other should receive before
they could be elected. I was in a hurry
to got back homo. I started home and
was called to by a man, saying that one
of the men had forgotton, or the ono
who said he would not vote had con
cluded after tho election had been de
clared to cast hU vote which made it a
tie. I thought at the time it was a
joke, but to my surprise thoy had the
election over after I loft and elected
tho other young lady.
Now I am In a fix and I want light. I
want to know who our teacher is. Can
the Board go back on an election after
It has been declared, or does It not
stand after it has been declared if
there is no fraud practiced?
John T. Daniel,
Cold Steel or Death.
"There is but one small chance to
save your life and that is through an
operation," was the awful prospect set
before Mrs. I. B. Hunt, of Lime Ridgo,
Wie., after vainly trying to cure her of
a frightful case of stomach trouble and_
yellow jaundice, fihn didn't eqv^ on
"tno marvellous power of Electric Bit
ters to cure Stomach and Liver trou
bles, but she heard of it, took seven
bottles, was wholly cured, avoided
surgeon's knife, now weighs more and
feels better than ever. It's positively
guaranteed to cure Stomach, Liver
at'd Kidney troubles and never disap
points. Price 50 cents at 'Laurens
Those mornings are too warm and
vou are in need of one of our Wickless
Bum Flame Stove.
B, M. & E. H. WilkosA Co.
Clothing to suit all purposes at J. E.
Minter & Bro.
An examination for teachers' certifi
cates will bo held at Laurens on Fri
day, Ootobor 12th at 10 A. M. Teaohers
will take due notice thereof and gov
ern themselves accordingly,
J. K. Martin,
ALL tho Magistrates of Laurens
County aro hereby notified to havo
their books at Clerk of Court's offioo by
October 8th next, for tho purpose of
having thorn examined by tho Grand
Jury. Tako duo notice, gontlemon, and
govern yourselves accordingly.
John D. M. Shaw,
Foreman of Qrand Jury.
September 19th, 1900.
Will Suit When
We Send it Home!
We are careful about the de
tails of our business, careful
about the washing, starching
and ironing, about the button
holes and brands, about the
color in colored goods.
WE LEAD, OTHERS ARE
TRYING TO FOLLOW.
LAUBENH LAUNDRY CO.
'Phone 6o will bring our team.
T. K. Hudgknk, Manager
Tho health In our community is very
good at this writing. No cases of sick- 1
ness that wo know of, except a few
cases of dumb eh ills.
The Rev. B. B. Hill has been teach
ing a singing school at Mt. Olivo dur-1
log the last two weeks. Mr. Hill Is1
said to be a very efficient toachor. Mr.
Hill hails from Hlllsville, Spartanburg
Thomas Jouos and Thomas O'Dell
visited at Hodges last weok.
Dextor F.I lodge visited in this com
munity last week. It In whispered
around by Madam Humor that ho has
an oye single to some particular girl,
but she did not say who.
Tbe Union Meotlng of the Second
Section will meet with the Rabun
Creek Baptist church tho Fifth Sat
urday and Sunday in this month. Wo
hope all the churches interested will
take due notice, so that a full delega
tion will bo on hand, for the Unions
are just what they are made.
The olectlon has come and gone.?
Rome havo been nominated and Bomo
have boon loft out and 6omo have been
put out; some hearts have b >en glad
and some have boon mado sad; somo
good things have boon said in favor of
oertain candidates, somo bad things
havo been said to tbe detriment of
others; some things may havo boon
true, and some things may not havo
been true, but thoy have already boen
said and eannot now bo unsaid. Thov
havo touched a cord that shall perhaps
novor coaso to vibrato.
Somo candidates who have always
been In the background horotofore, all
of a sudden, rose to the hlgbost atti
tude of respectability and honor and
vine versa. This Is a strange freak of
Wo havo certain laws for the man
agement of tho elections, but after all
tho best rule for tho management of
all human affairs Is tho Golden Rule:
"Do to others as you would that they
should do to you," which is almost
parallel to tho Ninth Commandment:
"Thon shall not boar falso witness
against thy neighbor."We are confident
if these were strictly obserted thero
would havo been less hard things said,
and loss to regret hereafter. But so it
is, and so It shall cvor ue porhaps. Tho
state of things as thoy exist aro just
what we mako thom.
I will koop oh hand a full supply of
Acid and Ammonaited Fertilizers for
tho fall trado. Will also pay tho high
est prico for your cotton seed.
Sept. 10th 1000.?3t._
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE
UNITED STATES FOR THE
DISTRICT OF SOUTH
In the Matter of John H. Powers
To all croditors and persons otherwise
interested in the bankrupt ostato of
John H. Powers:
You will take notice that said John
H. Powers has tiled in tho District
Court for South Carolina an application
for discharge and application will come
on for a hearlug beford said Court at
Greenville, S. C, on the 17th day of
Octobor 1000 at 11 o'clock In tho foro
C. J. C. hutson,
Clerk District Court.
WIM WMh Kowmmm
Could Not Have Baun More
" After spending two years iu tak
ing all kjmk of medicines that wei
suggested for eczema, but without
avail, my inotbvr was baducod to take
Hood'H HsrsspariUa. The result was
wonderfully grudfyiug. Her limbs
bad been terribly lacerated by tho dis
easo, and tluiro were times wbeu fire
could not Imvc been more painful.
Sho was, iu fact, almost wild. Two
bottles of Huod's ?areapnrllbi com
pletely cured her, and not a trace of
ecoma was left.'1 K. W. Dkukbr,
Gardiner, N. Y.
?at Well, Sleep Wall.
'* Hood's 8ai'saparUJu has been a
ftreat blessing to me. 1 was weak,
iritable, thud aud nervous; had no
appetite and wae always sad and des
Bondent. One day I got hold of a
tM$ book about Hood's Sareapaiilla.
I looked It over and reaolved to try u
bottle. I wm better before it was
80b0, so I kept on until I had taken
re bottles. I enn now sleep well,
Seel cheerful and enn do all my work,
kioludtng pluiu Bowing, and I can
walk two or three miles a day. I am
M years old und oow fuel that lifo is
worth living." Mns. Emma Smtik,
06 E. JdltchsM St., Oswego, N. Y.
Orltjeal Period of Lifo.
" I took. Hood's Sarsaparllla during
the critical period of my life, Aid now,
at the ago of 60 yoars, I am strong
aud healthy. It is a great medicine
for the blodd. I find Hood's to bo the
best." Mas. U. Fomhot, Ti Lansing
Street, Auburn, N. Y.
You can buy Hood's Sareapatilla of
any druggist. Bo-sure to ask for Hood's
and do not accept any substitute.
To the Public!
Tho season is upon us whon tho far
mers must decide what disposition
they will mako of their ootton. Of
courso I do not know whether the
prico will go up or down?this ovory
one must judge for himself, howover T
want to stato to the public, in oase
they deslro to hold thoir cotton, wo
aro prepared to take care of It at the
Laurens Bonded Warehouse Company,
and in caso they desire, will advance
them a reasonable amount of money
upon their receipt. Our terms of
etorago and insurance aro vory low.
Wo can tak'. care of all that will come,
and as out market is ono of tho best in
the Stato, it will pay everybody to
bring thoir cotton hero.
1 would bo glad for tho public to call
on mo at my office at the Enterprise
Bank or upon Mr. Sexton at the Ware
N. B. DIAL,
Try a pair of our Bion Shoo at $3.50.
Evory pair a model of noatnoss, litnoss
and goodness and guaranteed.
J. E. Minter <fc Bro.
I am closing-nut my heard of Jersey
Cows, (15) fresh to milk.
T. n DeShields.
Lanford Station, S. C.
Everybody is invited to visit our Store
Tuesday Oct. 2d.
and inspect the Pattern Hats, Neckwear, Cioaks,
Furs and all the NOVELTIES of
MRS. J. D. AOASV1S.
Every item counts. Consult us and get the
best Nails, Hinges, and all Hardware at the
Figures that they can be furnished. Our line
of Farm Implements, Tools, Chains, Locks
Wire for Fencing, Horseshoes and all kind,
of Hardware are full and UP-TO-DATE.
We are Never Undersold.
Our Paints are the most reliable. Examine our Cutlery line?i
will save money. Our goods are first-class always. If you hu
cheaper , you will buy shoddy stuff and lose money in the end.
I3x*oolc3 e&, Jones.
fim\W~ Corner Main and Ilarpor Stroots.
Farm Lands for Sale.
I havo for salo 500 aeros of good farm
lands, well watorod and woodod, situ
ated in a splendid community of Sulli
van Township, in Laurons county. I
will oithor soli as a whole or divido in
to small tracts on oasy terms. Further
information can ho had from Mr. Hobt.
M. Wasson, at Char!ton Hall, or by
addressing mo at Laurons, S. C.
S. 0. Toon.
Will be lot to tho lowest biddor tho
building of some houses and other ro
pairs at the County Homo, on Satur
day 15th of September, 1000, at 11
o'clock, a. m.
R. P. A DA I It,
Supervisor, L. C.
Mr. J. H. Garrison's place, on Farley
Avoniie, (}) of a milo from public
square, about 700 feet frontage on Far
ley Avenue. Good homo, woll and im
provements. *' i u > level land, ideal
place for truck fv ming. Highost and
moot healthy sootlonof the city. Terms
J. H. Garrison,
Gray Court, 8. 0.
?r. llofc E. Hughes,
Dfllccs-Todd lluildlug, Thone 75; und
Cotton Mills Store, Phono 100.
Specially prepared for Examin
ing and Treating dieoasosof Eyo,
Ear, Throat and Noun.
BALL, SIM KINS & BALL,
Attomoya at Law,
Lauhkns, South CAROLINA.
Wo praotluo in all Slate and United
Btatos Courts. Spooial attonllon glvon
Partlos desiring to buy or sell
Factory, Bank and other Stock, bonds,
otc.or real cstato may consult W. W.
Scvornl town lots for salo. Sales of
lots on monthly lnstailmontp nego
Settlement of Estate.
The estate of W. O. Madden will be
settled in the Probate ofllee for Laurens
county and tho Administrator will do
mand his discharge Octobor Oth. 1000.
All persons having olaims against tho
estate will prosont to the unnorsignod
on or boforo that day duly provon.
Sept. 1st, 1900-4t
* OPENING ?
Laurens Cotton Mills Store
Wednesday 26th, 1900.
FALL WWTER STOCK
W G WILSON & CO'S.
For Ladies wear an attractive lino is shown here in
Silks and Fine Wool Dress Goods, embracing
all the new Weaves and Shades.
We have secured
in Table Linen, Napkins and Towels. These goods can not be
duplicated at these prices.
New Hosiery and Underwear. Best brands of Sheetings
and Shirtings known to the trade. Ladies and Misses Shoes direct
from the Manufacturers.
i From many quarters you will hear of advanced prices this
Fall. Examine these goods and see the latest styles at the Lowest
Prices, whether you buy or not.
W. U. WILSON & CO.
Laurons, S. C, Sept, 18, 1000.
To claim that t ho Harris Lithia Wator ie Superior bo any othor
water on tho continent is claiming a groat deal, hut wo can prove this
to bo so by tho analysis mad'j by the most noted Chemists in Amor
ica, and also by tho most noted physicians from ull parts of tho
county. Road what thoy say:
Mr. J. T. Harris,
Harris Springs, S. C.
Dear Sir:?I havo proscribed
Harris Lithia Water frooly, in
cases where a Lithia Water was
indicated, for ovor sovon years,
and havo never known it to fail
to prove highly beneficial to tho
patient. I have used other lithia
waters, but have had better results
from Harris Lithia Water than
any I have ovor employed in my
practice. I regard it as a sovereign
remedy in Uric acid Diathesis,
Gout, rheumatism of tho kidneys
and bladder. In aeuto and chronic
bright's disease, and in diabetes
wo have no remedy at our com
mand that excels Harris Lithia
Wator. I havo no hesitancy in
saying that the wator may bo ro
lled upon to give most satisfactory
results, and that it is a sure, pos
itive solvent of Uric acid and the
Yours very truly,
James B. Margan, M. D.,
Prof, of Chemistry and Pharmacy Med
ical Department of the University
Ashoville, N. C, April 24, 1?93.
An extended clinical use of
Harris Lithia Wator prompts me
to the statement that I rogard it
as one of the liest, if not tho best,
Lithia Water known to tho profes
sion. In the condition of Phos
phatic Urine, its action is marvol
ous. Its uso in tho Rheumatic
and Gouty Disoases affords mo
moro comfort than eithortho Buf
falo or Londonderry Waters.
Very truly yours,
John Hey Williams, M. D.
The Hotol nt this famous aprirg is now open for guosts, and if
you will come to tho Spring and drink the water and aro not benefited
or curod we will board you froo.
Harris Hotel Company.
tektte^d f unfiitL Supplies.
T. N. Barkadale bogs to announce that ho has addod to his
busiuoBH a fully equipped and well-appointed line of
-4*4 Funeral Supplies.
A handsome HEARSE has been pnrohased. In tho conduct
of funerals, good taste and judgment will govern and patrons aro
promised efficient and prompt service.
A very largo stock of Caskets, all pricos and sizes, kopt on
T. 1^. Baf ksdaie.
0mWm' Easb-sido of Public Square.
gJmXf" Tho stock of funeral suppllos Is kept on tho Ooor with Mr. Barks
dale's lino of vehlclos. Mr. R. 1*. Mllam has general ohargo of thoso dopart
monts and calls, day or night, Sundays and weok days, will havo Instant atten
I on. At nights or Sundays, 'Phono Mr. Mllam's residence.
Rais? Your Own Bread and Compete for a Valuable Prize
The Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company
Best Wheat Crop Made in tho State.
For particulars apply to the Company at Charleston, or any
of its authorized agents in the State.
Competitors must register their names not later than Decem
ber ist, 1900. Three prizes offered:
A REAPER AND BINDER.
A WHEAT DRILL.
TWO TONS STANDARD AMMONIATED FERTILIZER,
4 orauaifi -
* THE HUB *
MEN'S FINE SHOES.
Wo havo just roooivod our Fall Stock of tho
in all tho latest shapes, in Calf, Willow Oall
and Vici. Those $3.60 Shoos aro oxact coun
terparts of those sold for $4.00 at most storos.
Thoy oombino Stylo, Comfort, Quality and
We will Take Pleasure
in showing those Shoos to you whether you
wish to buy or not.
J. E. Minier & Bro.
Laurons. S. C, Aug. 28, 1000.
"5^5? KENNEDY BEOSi?
ho Undertaking business at tho old stand. COFFINS, CASKETS
and ROBES, and HEARSE, at tho
< ?LOWEST PRICES_^
A continuance of tho gonorous patronago hithorto oxtondod rop.
poctfully solicited. KENNEDY BROS., Laurons, S. C
Glenn Springs Hotel
GLENN SPRINGS, S. 0.
<$friKKi| of Sotttlatea Stauwu Retort s,
LEADS ALL OTHERS.
Thoro is but ouo Glonn Springs, and it has no oqual on the
Continent for tho Stomach, Livor, Kidnoys,
Bowols and Blood .
Hotel Open June 1st to Oet 1st.
?WP Cuisiuo and Servioe Exeollont.
Z&B Krgat?st Resort to tfig Sontb,
gUmW For Board apply to SIMPSON 6c SIMPSON, Glonn Spring
South Carolina. Wator $1.75 por oaso, bottles to bo rotnrnod.
Water for sale by The Lauren* Drug Co., Kennedy Bros., Dr. B.
F. Posey, Laurent, 8. 0.